TheBlackList Pub

For All Points-Of-The-View.

Kenya: GMOs banned as cancer fears grow

a recent research has shown that genetically modified foods have been a major cause of cancer in many countries

a recent research has shown that genetically modified foods have been a major cause of cancer in many countries

The government has banned the importation of genetically modified foods with immediate effect.
Consequently, Public Health and Sanitation minister Beth Mugo ordered public health officials to mop up any GMOs (genetically modified organisms) that might be circulating in the market adding that experts would meanwhile study the health effects of the foods.
Ms Mugo said the study on the controversial foods would be spearheaded by a team of Kenya Medical Research Institute scientists in collaboration with experts from local universities. (READ: This anti-GMO army is going against the grain)
“My ministry wishes to clarify the decision was based on genuine concerns that adequate research had not been done on GMOs and scientific evidence provided to prove the safety of these foods (on consumers),” she said.
Speaking during a press conference held at her ministry’s Afya House headquarters in Nairobi, Mrs Mugo added:
“The protection of the consumer and assurance to the public on the safety of the foods is extremely important in making decisions about food importation, distribution and consumption…. Where there is apprehension and uncertainty regarding the safety of food products, precaution to protect the health of the people must be undertaken.”...CONTINUES>>>

Comment

You need to be a member of Health, Wellness & Wellbeing to add comments!


Donations Accepted

 

Discussion Forum

OncoSec Provides Encouraging Clinical Observations Related To Triple Negative Breast Cancer Study - with findings related to younger women, African Americans and Hispanics

Started by SendMeYourNews yesterday. 0 Replies

OncoSec Provides Encouraging Clinical Observations Related To Triple Negative Breast Cancer Study - with findings related to younger women, African Americans and Hispanics https://t.co/xE67HJv8SE…Continue

Number One New Year’s Resolution for Men: Get screened for Prostate Cancer

Started by TheBlackList-Publisher Dec 31, 2017. 0 Replies

Santa Rosa urologist and prostate cancer expert Dr. Michael Lazar provides an overview of prostate cancer screening options; says early detection saves lives.“Knowing the many options for treating prostate cancer is something all men at risk of…Continue

Lupus in Pregnancy: Tips for Mothers-To-Be

Started by Bronx Scoop Dec 21, 2017. 0 Replies

Lupus does not reduce the odds of becoming pregnant—however,…Continue

5 Women Who Died From Butt Injections

Started by SendMeYourNews. Last reply by Zhana Dec 22, 2017. 1 Reply

Many women have died from illegal cosmetic procedures performed by…Continue

Why Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die during childbirth

Started by TheBlackList-Publisher. Last reply by Lyonezz Dec 12, 2017. 1 Reply

Praeclarus Press announces a new book by…Continue

The Reilly Center at the University of Notre Dame Releases Its 2018 Top 10 List of Ethical Dilemmas in Science and Technology

Started by TheBlackList-Publisher Dec 7, 2017. 0 Replies

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its sixth annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology. The annual list is designed to get people…Continue

© 2018   Created by KWASI Akyeampong.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Offline

Live Video

= = http://theblacklist.net/